June 2nd, 2010
05:22 PM ET
12 years ago

George W. Bush joins Facebook

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Washington (CNN) – He was succeeded in the White House by the most web savvy administration in U.S. history, but that has not stopped former President George W. Bush from joining Facebook.

The office of the 43rd President recently established an official presence on the popular social networking site, CNN has confirmed.

"Our office hears from citizens all the time: 'How's President Bush? What's he up to? Please tell him thank you for his service,'" Bush spokesman David Sherzer told CNN in an email. "President Bush is grateful for all of these kind messages. A Facebook fan page is the ideal forum on which to keep people up to date on what the former president is doing."

The former president has nearly 30,000 Facebook fans connected to his Facebook page which is located at www.facebook.com/georgewbush.

The George W. Presidential Center also recently joined microblogging site Twitter (@GWBPresCenter) where Bush's office currently has just 50 followers.

Filed under: Facebook • George W. Bush • Popular Posts • Social Media • Social Networking • Twitter
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. BlueDem1

    When did Bush learn how to turn on a computer?

    June 2, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  2. definition of a fan-base.

    he is the definition of failure

    June 2, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  3. john in Cal

    Oh great. who is going to type his responses into FB. An AI program could most likely do a better job.

    June 2, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  4. Love My Country

    Thanks a lot Mr. Bush for running my country into a ditch.

    June 2, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  5. cnn

    Forget Bush become a Ron Paul fan on facebook! Paul actually obeys the law and can think for himself! Ron's ideas are great and they spread like wildfire, check him out!

    June 2, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  6. George

    It's official Facebook is dead.....look at what happened to Myspace after news-corpse took over......

    June 2, 2010 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. mike

    if he writes like he speaks how are we ever going to know what he
    is saying or is he going to get his wife to proof read just to make
    sure he is not being himself, stupid

    June 2, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  8. leaning right....

    miss you GW

    June 2, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    OMG!! First that imbecile from AK and now this man.
    ISO really good hackers to take down, now two, facebook accounts before the world ends! Add twitter to the mix.
    Just when you thought these two "social" networks couldn't get any worse. Ask the woman who's facebook friend stole electronics while she was out because she told all her "friends" she was going out.
    That's facebook for you.

    June 2, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  10. demmie

    i love ya, george!

    June 2, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  11. DENNA

    No, no, please! Hahahahahahahahaaaaa! Now the Republicans are trying to be hip while they mess up the country. Lovin' it!

    June 2, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  12. jojo

    too bad he won't be writing his own comments (a handler will) that would be great comic relief!! I miss Bush's goofiness 🙁

    June 2, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  13. southern cousin

    What a bitter, rotten, slimy bunch of haters the supposedly enlightened libertards are. Their own hero, Hussein Obozo is up to his neck in ethics violations, corruptness, incompetence and just plain slime and they find time to knock the ex president for joining Facebook? The Mexican drug cartels must be slipping something extra in the dope they are selling them

    June 2, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  14. MCR

    If you cant beat the Interwebs, join them...

    June 2, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  15. jim

    one thing is certain ... he is no friend of mine.

    June 2, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  16. Bassman

    History books will record Pres. Bush stood up to Liberals and the terrorist, and did all he could to keep America safe from another 9/11 attack. Thank you, Mr. President.

    June 2, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  17. Bill

    There goes the neighborhood! Please go away.....I stopped listening to the radio for 8 years while this idiot ran this country into the ground.

    June 2, 2010 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  18. Rick

    He finally made it on to the internets.

    June 2, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
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